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San Antonio Express-News
Peter Sitkin, pioneering lawyer who fought for welfare rights, dies at 77from Cornell University and Columbia Law School with honors, and then moved to
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 17 hours ago
from Cornell University and Columbia Law School with honors, and then moved to California to serve in the domestic Peace Corps in San Jose. His work with impoverished communities inspired his public advocacy, and led to his joining the San... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Peter Sitkin, pioneering lawyer who fought for welfare rights, dies at 77from Cornell University and Columbia Law School with honors, and then moved to
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 22 hours ago
from Cornell University and Columbia Law School with honors, and then moved to California to serve in the domestic Peace Corps in San Jose. His work with impoverished communities inspired his public advocacy, and led to his joining the San... Read more
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CBC.ca
Liberals hope new national youth initiative will build a 'culture of service'Lester B. Pearson's creation of the Company for Young Canadians in 1966, repute
CBC.ca / Posted yesterday
Lester B. Pearson's creation of the Company for Young Canadians in 1966, reputedly inspired by President John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps. "The idea was to see what could be done to give the younger people of the country, who were restless and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Empowering the Deltadegrees from McCombs School of Business and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
degrees from McCombs School of Business and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone. Foundations and corporations that Peterson has advised during his career include Bill... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
High Atlas Foundation celebrates Cross-Country Planting DayJewish Community; Empowerment Institute; FRÉ; Kahina Giving Beauty; and the pro
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
Jewish Community; Empowerment Institute; FRÉ; Kahina Giving Beauty; and the provincial authorities.HAF, founded by former Peace Corps Volunteers, continues work in other areas of youth development, women’s empowerment, multicultural development... Read more
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Yellow Springs News
Susanne Emily OldhamRepertory Orchestra in Evergreen, Colo. Later in life than many — at age 50 — s
Yellow Springs News / Posted 5 days ago
Repertory Orchestra in Evergreen, Colo. Later in life than many — at age 50 — she embarked on an amazing adventure as a Peace Corps volunteer. She trained in Zimbabwe and did her service in Lesotho. Her love for Africa continued with many... Read more
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KERA North Texas
'Deport Them': Arpaio Departs From Trump On DACA Recipientsin a country where Hispanics are gaining increasing clout politically nationall
KERA North Texas / Posted 6 days ago
in a country where Hispanics are gaining increasing clout politically nationally. DACA recipients as ambassadors, like the Peace Corps? Under President Obama, after the House did not pass the comprehensive immigration bill that garnered 68 votes... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
'Deport Them': Arpaio Departs From Trump On DACA Recipientsthem about their legal status. He then ignored a federal judge's order to stop.
KPBS San Diego / Posted 6 days ago
them about their legal status. He then ignored a federal judge's order to stop. DACA recipients as ambassadors, like the Peace Corps? Under President Obama, after the House did not pass the comprehensive immigration bill that garnered 68 votes... Read more
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Smyrna Clayton Sun Times
Coons, Senators introduce Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform ActBob Corker, R-Tennessee; Dianne Feinstein, D-California; and Johnny Isakson, R-
Smyrna Clayton Sun Times / Posted 6 days ago
Bob Corker, R-Tennessee; Dianne Feinstein, D-California; and Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, recently legislation to reform the Peace Corps. The Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018 would improve access to medical care for volunteers, strengthen... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Rotary Global Scholar completes graduate schoolfrom Victor Senior High School in 2010 and George Washington University in 2013
MPNnow.com / Posted 6 days ago
from Victor Senior High School in 2010 and George Washington University in 2013. She volunteered in Morocco through the Peace Corps. Urbanic was awarded the $30,000 Rotary Global Scholarship by a scholarship committee of Rotarians from District... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigerians Ask Buhari to Sign Peace Corps BillMajority of Nigerians who partook in a PREMIUM TIMES opinion poll have called o
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Majority of Nigerians who partook in a PREMIUM TIMES opinion poll have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Peace Corps bill. The bill, which is intended to make the Peace Corps a paramilitary agency, suffered many setbacks before it was... Read more
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FOX Business
Is Your Student Loan Debt Hurting You Financially? Over 42% Say Yesof hard work may be well worth the effort. For example, working for a nonprofit
FOX Business / Posted 9 days ago
of hard work may be well worth the effort. For example, working for a nonprofit or government organization, or becoming a Peace Corps volunteer, can lead to student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Note... Read more
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FOX Business
Is Your Student Loan Debt Hurting You Financially? Over 42% Say Yesof hard work may be well worth the effort. For example, working for a nonprofit
FOX Business / Posted 9 days ago
of hard work may be well worth the effort. For example, working for a nonprofit or government organization, or becoming a Peace Corps volunteer, can lead to student loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Note... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Page Stegner, author and UC Santa Cruz professor, diesled to the preservation of Mono Lake, and in the early 1970s, Stegner took a th
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
led to the preservation of Mono Lake, and in the early 1970s, Stegner took a three-year sabbatical from teaching to direct Peace Corps operations in Ecuador. “He wanted to do everything,” Lynn Stegner said of her late husband. “He wanted to gobble... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Mayor Broome announces hire of two new additions to administrationHe earned a bachelor's degree of science and economics from Perdue University i
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 13 days ago
He earned a bachelor's degree of science and economics from Perdue University in 2001 and also served in the United State Peace Corps just after 9/11. He was stationed in the Philippines, where he handled economic development issues. Iyengar... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Mayor Broome announces hire of two new additions to administrationHe earned a bachelor's degree of science and economics from Perdue University i
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 13 days ago
He earned a bachelor's degree of science and economics from Perdue University in 2001 and also served in the United State Peace Corps just after 9/11. He was stationed in the Philippines, where he handled economic development issues. Iyengar... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Mayor Broome announces hire of two new additions to administrationHe earned a bachelor's degree of science and economics from Perdue University i
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 13 days ago
He earned a bachelor's degree of science and economics from Perdue University in 2001 and also served in the United State Peace Corps just after 9/11. He was stationed in the Philippines, where he handled economic development issues. Iyengar... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Trump to nominate Marylander Josephine Olsen to lead Peace CorpsA visiting professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
A visiting professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a veteran official at the Peace Corps will be named to lead the organization of global volunteers, the White House said Wednesday. Josephine Olsen, of Silver Spring, has... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Student who helped desegregate UNC dies at 80welcoming." The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before R
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 14 days ago
welcoming." The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Their harsh treatment at UNC-Chapel Hill was one of the reasons they left the school, Ralph Frasier said. Both... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Black student who helped desegregate UNC-CH dies at 80until a federal court judge ordered UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 14 days ago
until a federal court judge ordered UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier brothers completed three years before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Both later graduated from what's now North Carolina Central U... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Finally, Peace Corps Bill Arrives Presidency for AssentThe much-anticipated Nigerian Peace Corps Bill has arrived the Presidency for a
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
The much-anticipated Nigerian Peace Corps Bill has arrived the Presidency for a possible assent, Ita Enang, President Muhammadu Buhari's special adviser on Senate, has confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES. "The peace corp bill has just been forwarded to the... Read more
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FOX News
Black student who helped desegregate university dies at 80welcoming." The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before R
FOX News / Posted 14 days ago
welcoming." The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Their harsh treatment at UNC-Chapel Hill was one of the reasons they left the school, Ralph Frasier said. Both... Read more
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FOX News
Black student who helped desegregate university dies at 80welcoming." The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before R
FOX News / Posted 14 days ago
welcoming." The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Their harsh treatment at UNC-Chapel Hill was one of the reasons they left the school, Ralph Frasier said. Both... Read more
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New York Daily News
UNC-Chapel Hill integration pioneer LeRoy Frasier dead at 82swimming pool. The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill befor
New York Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
swimming pool. The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. The harsh treatment they suffered at UNC-Chapel Hill was one of the reasons they left the school, Ralph Frasier... Read more
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New York Daily News
LeRoy Frasier, student who helped desegregate UNC, dead at 80welcoming." The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before R
New York Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
welcoming." The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Their harsh treatment at UNC-Chapel Hill was one of the reasons they left the school, Ralph Frasier said. Both... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Black student who helped desegregate UNC-CH dies at 80welcoming." The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before R
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 14 days ago
welcoming." The Frasier brothers completed three years at Chapel Hill before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Their harsh treatment at UNC-Chapel Hill was one of the reasons they left the school, Ralph Frasier said. Both... Read more
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New York Daily News
Black student who helped desegregate university dies at 80UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier brothers completed three years befo
New York Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier brothers completed three years before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Both later graduated from what's now North Carolina Central University. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.... Read more
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The News & Observer
Black student who helped desegregate university dies at 80UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier brothers completed three years befo
The News & Observer / Posted 14 days ago
UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier brothers completed three years before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Both later graduated from what's now North Carolina Central University. Sign up today for a free 30 day free... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Black student who helped desegregate UNC-CH dies at 80a federal court judge ordered UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier broth
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 14 days ago
a federal court judge ordered UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier brothers completed three years before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Both later graduated from what's now North Carolina Central University.... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Black student who helped desegregate UNC-CH dies at 80UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier brothers completed three years befo
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 14 days ago
UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier brothers completed three years before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Both later graduated from what's now North Carolina Central University. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Black student who helped desegregate UNC-CH dies at 80UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier brothers completed three years befo
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 14 days ago
UNC-Chapel Hill to admit them. The Frasier brothers completed three years before Ralph left for the Army and LeRoy for the Peace Corps. Both later graduated from what's now North Carolina Central University. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.... Read more
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Island Packet
Sun City duo rides America’s ‘Orient Express’ — and meets this colorful cast of charactersnow taking the train cross country “to see how the colonies were doing.” A cou
Island Packet / Posted 15 days ago
now taking the train cross country “to see how the colonies were doing.” A couple, who had served around the world in the Peace Corps, fascinated us with their encyclopedic knowledge of third world countries. A tall, curly haired, bespeckled... Read more
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Broomfield Enterprise
A look back at Broomfield's top stories of 2017Pavilion, currently at 6252 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster, was founded in 1995.
Broomfield Enterprise / Posted 16 days ago
Pavilion, currently at 6252 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster, was founded in 1995. Broomfield native Cody Oser died while on a Peace Corps mission. His memory is being honored by a scholarship in his name. (Courtesy Photo /) Broomfield City Council... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Looking to the heavenspapers that five people will read, when there are people starving around the wo
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
papers that five people will read, when there are people starving around the world?'" He quit academia and joined the Peace Corps, moving to Kenya in 1983 to teach high school in rural areas and then university. He returned from the Peace... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Want a better country? These changes could do it.without another sort of national service to take its place. I think we should
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 18 days ago
without another sort of national service to take its place. I think we should recall the spirit of President Kennedy’s Peace Corps by requiring two years of national service, either at age 18 or after college — or maybe just one year, or only a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Edgeworth student leads toothbrush, toothpaste driveis something many take for granted. In Swaziland, South Africa, Quaker Valley
TribLIVE / Posted 18 days ago
is something many take for granted. In Swaziland, South Africa, Quaker Valley alum Darah Boucher is serving as part of the Peace Corps, working diligently to provide basic necessities to members of her village. Enlisting the help of family friend... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Abaji Students' Union Election Turns Violentfact, it was one of the group's supporters that even went and hired vigilante m
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
fact, it was one of the group's supporters that even went and hired vigilante members and some thugs to disrupt the election, after the electoral committee had already invited soldiers, peace corps and police to ensure peaceful election," h... Read more
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Observer
Looking back at 2017are both promoted to KPD lieutenants. Belleville’s Carrie Borkowski, a graduat
Observer / Posted 21 days ago
are both promoted to KPD lieutenants. Belleville’s Carrie Borkowski, a graduate of Belleville High School, continues her Peace Corps journey in Rwanda. She makes it clear she’s on “a mission for peace.” March also saw Kearny High School’s winter... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Every Day Africa' Project Aims to Undermine Stereotypesfind a way to move forward," Mengiste writes. Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
find a way to move forward," Mengiste writes. Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill, both Americans, met while serving with the Peace Corps in Ivory Coast. In 2012, they received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington to... Read more
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Al.com
Can 100 trillion oyster eggs save Mobile Bay?make our plan work, we suggest harnessing the power of the Americorps volunteer
Al.com / Posted 24 days ago
make our plan work, we suggest harnessing the power of the Americorps volunteer program. Americorps was envisioned as a Peace Corps program aimed for domestic use, rather than international. Within Americorps, there is a division of... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
African king to speak at Witt graduation in Springfield in MayRosenberg said. Rosenberg began taking an interest in Lesotho during a mission
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 25 days ago
Rosenberg said. Rosenberg began taking an interest in Lesotho during a mission when he was a part of the United States Peace Corps. Lesotho is one of the 30 poorest countries in the world, Rosenberg said, and the king is a constitutional... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Scholar Calestous Juma leaves behind a legacy of 'leapfrog' technologyedge. In fact, just getting there was a feat. “The village had one dirt road i
KERA North Texas / Posted 25 days ago
edge. In fact, just getting there was a feat. “The village had one dirt road in, one dirt road out,” says Ken Kobe, a Peace Corps volunteer who taught in Juma's local school in the 1950s. “It was the farthest, most western point in Kenya, 80... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Daughton Suggests Mandatory HIV Testing for Learnersboys don't go to the doctor," said Daughton. To encourage these young people t
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
boys don't go to the doctor," said Daughton. To encourage these young people to get tested, the U.S. Government through Peace Corps volunteers who are teachers will, in the next school term, stress to learners the importance of testing for HIV,... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
January programs set at Cape Coral Lee County Public Libraryand resources will be provided and a question and answer session will follow. R
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 26 days ago
and resources will be provided and a question and answer session will follow. Registration is required. A 50-plus Peace Corps Adventure in the Republic of Georgia 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24 See the beauty and learn about the people and... Read more
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Daily Record
Villagers fear 'bloodsucking vampire' where Scots missionary works MalawiDaily Record travelled to the remote health campus in Malawi on the same day se
Daily Record / Posted 30 days ago
Daily Record travelled to the remote health campus in Malawi on the same day several aid agencies including the US Peace Corps withdrew volunteers from the area over safety fears. Local mobs terrified by rumours of shape-shifting... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Virginia ranks fourth among states that produce Peace Corps’ volunteersATLANTA, Ga. – Virginians volunteer for the Peace Corps more than most U.S. sta
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 1 months ago
ATLANTA, Ga. – Virginians volunteer for the Peace Corps more than most U.S. states, according to a recent study by the organization. Virginia ranked fourth among states that produce the most volunteers in the U.S., and ranked sixth per capita, with... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
Charlottesville Ranks No. 2 Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Areaslast made the annual rankings in 2011. Virginia is also fourth on the list of
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 1 months ago
last made the annual rankings in 2011. Virginia is also fourth on the list of states for total volunteers.Release from the Peace Corps: WASHINGTON – Today, Peace Corps announced that Charlottesville, Virginia, ranks No. 2 among metropolitan areas... Read more
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Yellow Springs News
Priscilla Janney-Pacein Yellow Springs, receiving a B.A. in secondary education and literature. She
Yellow Springs News / Posted 1 months ago
in Yellow Springs, receiving a B.A. in secondary education and literature. She took a break from her studies to join the Peace Corps and spent two years teaching with her ex-husband Malte Von Matthiessen in Tanzania, East Africa, where she became... Read more

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